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Old 02-06-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Do you think you're limiting yourself to opportunities and over 1/2 of the US?
What I mean by that, is living in places where say, you get more than a foot of snow on average winters, the temperature dips below freezing most nights between late Nov and mid March and 3 months of non melting snow cover is the norm?
I sometimes second guess myself about this, since living in Western WA. is basically a moderate to warm winter weather climate.
Just about all of my loved ones are back east, but I don't know about living in the Northeast, since you have 3 months worth of solid winter weather.
Or the South, where you have winters that are, at least in the mid south and places like NC, similar to Western WA winters, but they're way too redneck and racist for me (maybe not KKK like racist, but still).
Again, do you wonder if you're limiting yourself by just living in places where it doesn't snow regularly?
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Do you think you're limiting yourself to opportunities and over 1/2 of the US?
What I mean by that, is living in places where say, you get more than a foot of snow on average winters, the temperature dips below freezing most nights between late Nov and mid March and 3 months of non melting snow cover is the norm?
I sometimes second guess myself about this, since living in Western WA. is basically a moderate to warm winter weather climate.
Just about all of my loved ones are back east, but I don't know about living in the Northeast, since you have 3 months worth of solid winter weather.
Or the South, where you have winters that are, at least in the mid south and places like NC, similar to Western WA winters, but they're way too redneck and racist for me (maybe not KKK like racist, but still).
Again, do you wonder if you're limiting yourself by just living in places where it doesn't snow regularly?
We are?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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We are?
IMO, but that belongs in another thread...
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Center City
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beenhere - Other than abandoning stereotyping (racist & redneck mid-south?), my only advice to you is to not dwell on this too much. We all choose where to live based on certain criteria. In most instances, those criteria eliminate certain areas from consideration. Climate is certainly a valid criterion for many, including me. For example, I wouldn't return to the long, oppressive, hot and humid summers of the southeast ever again by choice. While there are others who feel like me, I have friends who find the south offers an ideal climate and would never consider living anywhere else. Do any of us fret over it? Not for an instant.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Humid summers, seemingly with most people, are not as bothersome as cold winters.
Thankfully, most the West Coast, doesn't have to put up with either one.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Do you think you're limiting yourself to opportunities and over 1/2 of the US?
What I mean by that, is living in places where say, you get more than a foot of snow on average winters, the temperature dips below freezing most nights between late Nov and mid March and 3 months of non melting snow cover is the norm?
I sometimes second guess myself about this, since living in Western WA. is basically a moderate to warm winter weather climate.
Just about all of my loved ones are back east, but I don't know about living in the Northeast, since you have 3 months worth of solid winter weather.
Or the South, where you have winters that are, at least in the mid south and places like NC, similar to Western WA winters, but they're way too redneck and racist for me (maybe not KKK like racist, but still).
Again, do you wonder if you're limiting yourself by just living in places where it doesn't snow regularly?
You lost all credibility with the line second from the bottom...

Try traveling some before you make ignorant comments
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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To the OP, Google the following cities in NC:

Asheville
Durham
Chapel Hill
Carrboro

Then actually read about them and reassess....OK??
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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To the OP, Google the following cities in NC:

Asheville
Durham
Chapel Hill
Carrboro

Then actually read about them and reassess....OK??
???
if your point is the winter weather is warmer than it is in Western WA, I seriously doubt that. The highs may be a little higher, but it dips below freezing a lot more in those cities.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Do you think you're limiting yourself to opportunities and over 1/2 of the US?
It depends on what you're looking for. For example, most of the urban and walkable cities in the U.S. happen to be in places with colder winters. Same with top universities or museums or public transportation.

So, if those are the kinds of things you prefer, then yes, you would probably be limiting yourself.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Live where you want to live and don't worry about it. I really don't want to live anywhere with summer temps over 75F or less than four months of super-snowy winter, so I'm much more self-limited than you are, but I've found a place I like with a climate that generally suits me. There's a decent chunk of the US that would probably suit your needs (even more if you actually learned something about the South), so you're really not all that limited.
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